The 10 Best Beaches in Brazil
Being in the concrete jungle of Sao Paulo, Brazil and longing for a
beach? About a half hour drive south, Santos Beach Gardens is a 5 km/ 3 miles strip of beach front garden. A beach and park destination combined in the largest metropolitan area of Brazil.
Florianopolis, or actually the entire Santa Catarina Island on which this city is located, is a key destination for
beach lovers in Brazil. With 42 beaches, Florianopolis beats all competing
beaches in Brazil. There are quiet beaches in the north and beaches with rough waves at the east side of the island, all lovely and with their own charm.
The village of Barra Grande, located on the peninsula/ island of Maraú, south of Salvador da Bahia at the north-eastern coast of Brazil. Best way to get there is by boat. Barra Grande and its beaches is a tropical dream came true. You will find calm, clear water, a 2 km/ 1.2 miles long golden beach and tall palm trees. Barra Grande is a perfect
beach destination in Brazilfor people who are after tranquillity in the sun.
About three hours from Fortaleza, in the north of Brasil, is the lovely beach resort Jericoacoara. The last part of your trip is by sand buggy, which gives Jericoacoara a taste of remoteness. Indeed, there are few tourists and the beach setting is fascinating. You are surrounded by palm trees, creeks, lakes, rock formations and especially amazing beaches and gigantic sand dunes.
Barra da Tijuca, like Copacabana and Ipanema also in the city limits of Rio de Janeiro, is a 18 km/ 11 miles beach of white sand, most parts urbanized. Barra da Tijuca is a favourite beach among surf enthusiasts. The best tide is low to medium and the waves of Barra da Tijuca are on average 2.4 m/ 8 ft high. There are more beautiful beaches in the proximity of Rio de Janeiro, around Barra da Tijuca but also east of the city.
Worldwide renowned for the Brazilian song The Girl from Ipanema by Antônio Carlos Jobim, its name got even more awareness after the launch of the flip flops (thongs) by the brand ‘Ipanema’. The Rio de Janeiro beach is located south of Copacabana beach, more mondain and almost just as picturesque.
While heading for Baía do Sancho in the Fernando de Noronha archipelago (see below...), it would be a shame if you miss out on Praia do Leão beach. This beach is also known for its natural beauty. Every year turtles come to the beach to lay their eggs here, a unique experience to witness! There is also an inviting natural hot springs close to Praia do Leão.
famous beach in Braziland even the world. This beautiful 4 km/ 2.6 miles long beach in Rio de Janeiro became part of history after the luxurious hotel Copacabana Palace opened up shop in 1923. In the decades following, the adjacent beach would end up in a promenade full of restaurants, hotels, nightclubs and bars. Copacabana beach is also the focal point of New Year's Eve celebrations in Rio de Janeiro.
Canoa Quebrada beach, in the northern state of Ceara at about 160 km from Fortaleza, is surrounded by orange red rock formations and yellow dunes. On the beach of Canoa Quebrada lie sailboats and idyllic thatched cottages accommodate laidback beach bars. During the day you can go surfing or kite surfing, sunbathing or just enjoying the surroundings. At dinner you can enjoy a beautiful sunset at the beach.
The most beautiful beach in Brazil – arguably the world - is Baía do Sancho at the island of Fernando de Noronha. Baía do Sancho beach has crystal clear water and its white sand is dotted with picturesque rocks. Tropical forests provide shade for some refreshment.
Baía do Sancho beach also has a great pro: from April to November the reef has great diving and snorkelling options. There is also a con: the location of the Fernando de Noronha archipelago is fairly remote, 525 km/ 326 miles from Recife and 350 km/ 217 miles from Natal (best accessible from Recife).
Moreover, Baía do Sancho is the most remote beach in Fernando de Noronha... On the other hand, it only adds to Sancho's mythical paradise reputation...
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